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Scientists Propose a Unified Theory of Evolution to Supplant Darwin

Everyone knows the basic tenet of the theory of evolution as proposed by Charles Darwin in his 1859 book “On the Origin of Species”: That given enough time, organisms change because of the mutated traits they ...

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Study Concludes Cohabitation Is Not an Accurate Predictor of Marital Success

Cohabitation, whether prior to or instead of marriage, has become almost the norm in America. As of three years ago, approximately 65% of Americans said they approve of cohabitation, and over 70% of couples now cohabit b ...

Category: Morality Science

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Marriage: One More Difference Between Conservatives and Liberals

The election season is upon us, just ask Democrats. They have already held four presidential debates so far this year, with two more promised during 2019 and four additional between January and April of 2020. And with e ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

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4 Interesting Facts About US Evangelicals

Before we get into the four interesting facts about US evangelicals promised in the title of this post, it might help to define what an evangelical is. This, however, poses a problem. No one-size-fits-all definition appl ...

Category: Politics Science Christianity

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The Dark Side of Meditation

Oh joy. Just when you finally convinced yourself to begin a structured meditation routine so as to receive all the benefits promised by certified therapists and pop culture gurus alike comes the disturbing news that medi ...

Category: Health and Wellness Science

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How Much Do Americans Know About Religion?

Pew Research recently tested Americans’ knowledge about religion. Adults were asked 32 fact-based, multiple-choice questions about religion. Some questions were quite difficult, such as “What does the U.S. Co ...

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Green New Deal Picks Up Significant Christian Support

In the never-ending debate over climate change and what, if anything, America should do about it, the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by two Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey ...

Category: Environment Science

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Is Precognition for Real?

We’ve all had the experience. Something tells you that your child is in trouble and you race out into the back yard to discover him or her in the process of falling off the swing and scraping a knee. The youngster ...

Category: Science Superstitions

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When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Actually Mean?

Ask Americans if they believe in God, and 80% of them will say yes. But what God do they believe in? The one described in the Bible, or something else? These are the questions the Pew Research Center set out to answer in ...

Category: Religion Science Spirituality

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Is Atheism Its Own Religion?

As with so many other questions nowadays, the answer to whether atheism is its own religion depends on two things: who you ask and how you define your terms. While our question seems like a simple and straightforward one ...

Category: Religion Science

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